Cash management debate: Show me the money

In a cash-scarce world, electronic bells and whistles take second place to systems and partners that help clients marshal their global liquidity as quickly and visibly as possible.

Russia’s bite-sized sell-off

Regional airports, tanker operators and river shipping lines – the list of assets up for grabs in the latest privatization round is unlikely to send foreign investors into a frenzy.

Greece tries to move forward

The country’s huge budget deficit and stagnant growth have spooked ratings agencies and investors, already unsettled by the Dubai debacle.

Rise of the multilaterals

Possibly the defining feature of the financial crisis in relation to trade finance has been the increased importance of multilateral institutions such as the International Finance Corporation and national export credit agencies.